A summer resort town grows up
A cryptic post in TheWatchDesk (TWD) indicates the end of an Eastern Shore tradition.
This is first post from 73fire74. TWD is more known for busting chops than breaking news, but ….
We posted last year's job annoucement on January 5. (Mark Brady, PGFD PIO, took this surf rescue picture while off-duty.)
The town has been growing, and the combined efforts of the volunteers and career fire-ems seem to result in significant growth of the department.
New station and new rigs
A new Station 5 replaced a garage-with-a-toilet in West Ocean City, dedicated in September 2011.
Two KME Predator pumpers were delivered in December:
These rigs join the 2009 KME's assigned to Engine 16 and Engine 4.
Mike "Fossilmedic" Ward, a seasonal employee in 1974.
A "back in the day" reflection in Beach Patrol First Responders (August 21. 2007)
Correction: The 2011 surf rescue picture was taken by PGFD PIO Mark Brady, picked up by WUSA9 for article. Thanks to Dave Statter for keeping me accurate! Other pictures from OCVFD website.
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- Detroit EMS can only get 50% of its crews on the road. Promised ambulances from two years ago never purchased. – January 29, 2013